Ama Policy

Delayed Payment of Medical Insurance Claims H-390.976

Prompt Payment Deadlines

Our AMA (1) expresses its concern and displeasure about CMS’s practice of slowing payment of Medicare claims, which places an unwarranted financial burden upon the elderly and the practitioners and facilities which serve senior citizens; (2) supports model state legislation to establish incentives and/or penalties among private and public third party payers to rectify the problem of delayed insurance reimbursements; and (3) believes that reasonable interest should begin on uncontroverted claims not later than 30 days following receipt of a claim by the payer.


Policy Timeline

Sub. Res. 20, A-86 Reaffirmed: Sunset Report, I-96 Reaffirmed by Res. 138, A-98 Reaffirmation I-04 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 5, A-10 Reaffirmed: Res 132, A-14